TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria

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Key features

  • Paris - Zurich: 04:03
  • Book early, save up to 50%
  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High speed trains

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TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria, high speed trains connecting France and Switzerland, serving Paris, Lausanne, Interlaken etc.

TGV Lyria is operated by SNCF, the French national railway company and CFF, the Swiss national railway company. The high speed train links France and Switzerland. TGV Lyria enables you to reach Basel, Zurich, Bern, Lausanne and Geneva from Gare de Lyon in just a few hours. TGV Lyria will take you from France to major Swiss cities, ski resorts and lakes. The TGV Lyria will take you from Paris city center and major train stations to the snow white Swiss mountains in just a couple of hours. Breathtaking scenery is very much part of your journey. In the first class carriages, you will be able to relax by enjoying a peaceful break, reading a book, watching a movie on your iPad or just by laying back. While on board you can make a taxi reservation in Paris or buy subway tickets for Parisian metro, in the bar-buffet car.

Popular journeys and travel durations

The TGV Lyria links cities such as Paris or Dijon in France and/to cities such as Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchatel, Bern and Zurich in Switzerland.

What’s new in 2015?

  • Please note that the Geneva to Montpellier route has been discontinued in December 2014.
  • A new daily return service from Brussels to Geneva, via Lille has been introduced in December 2014.

Zurich Paris 04:03 € 75
Geneva Paris 03:10 € 65
Paris Interlaken 05:29 € 77
Nice Geneva 06:19 € 59
Basel Paris 03:03 € 69
Avignon Geneva 02:54 € 58
Geneva Lyon 01:46 € 29
Bern Paris 04:35 € 69
Marseille Geneva 03:31 € 55
Montpellier Geneva 03:48 € 55
Zurich Dijon 02:36 € 55
Paris Lausanne 03:49 € 60
Dijon Interlaken 03:59 € 63
Basel Dijon 01:36 € 48
Bern Dijon 03:00 € 48
Aix En Provence Tgv Geneva 03:16 € 55
Mulhouse Zurich 01:19 € 43
Vallorbe Paris 03:06 € 60
Neuchatel (loc) Paris 04:02 € 40
Dijon Lausanne 02:09 € 41
Colmar Zurich 03:33 € 43
Namur Zurich 07:45 € 43
Geneva Valence 02:28 € 34
Bourg En Bresse Geneva 01:14 € 28
Geneva Antibes 06:01 € 59
Geneva Cannes 05:50 € 59
Geneva Toulon 04:34 € 67
Nimes Geneva 03:20 € 58

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • TGV Lyria tickets are open for booking 90 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Printing option(s) :

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Print @ Station (from France)

Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Seat reservation :
  • Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

Experience the service

Before you board

The Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris and the Swiss train stations have excellent connections with public transport system and taxis.

Passengers travelling from Zurich onboard the 1st class of the TGV Lyria, can use the CFF lounge where drinks, internet access, newspapers and magazines are available. You can use luggage lockers in the stations to avoid carrying your suitcases around with you.

The platform number is displayed only 20 minutes before the train departs.Make sure to check the corresponding platform number of your train before boarding.Please note that it is not permitted to board a train if it is not displayed.

You do not have to check in before boarding. However make sure that you board your train at least 2 minutes before departure time. Access to trains cannot be guaranteed beyond 2 minutes before departure.
Keep your ticket, passport and any other travel documents handy. Ticket controllers will ask for those travel documents onboard of the TGV Lyria. Police and customs check will take place at national borders.


Classes and facilities offered by TGV Lyria
First classSecond class
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.
Meal and drink* A delicious meal and drinks are served at seat on board.
Taxi reservation** Pre-book a taxi and don’t waste time when you get off at your destination.
Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.

*except on Geneva <> Montpellier/Marseille/Nice ** except on Geneva<>Nice


First and Second class onboard the TGV Lyria

  • First Class includes large reclining seats, a welcome drink, power sockets and a gourmet meal served at your seat.*
  • Taxi booking service is available onboard. No need to wait until your arrival to make a taxi booking.
  • Second Class includes generous legroom, bar buffer car with a wide selection of meals and beverages.

The TGV Lyriapremière service, a class above

  • The Lyriapremière Service includes a quality meal, a delicious cold gourmet and other services. You will be served at your seat allowing you to travel in comfort. Depending on the time of the day, you will be offered either a breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or an evening meal. The menu differs. In summer you can expect salads whereas in winter you can expect more festive meals. The quality does not change.

Metro tickets onboard

  • Buy tickets for the Paris metro onboard. They are available for sale at the bar buffet car.

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  • Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Lyria (Paris to Switzerland)?

  • Q. Is there a catering service on Lyria trains?

  • Q. How shall I retrieve my Lyria tickets?

  • Q. What are the main destinations Lyria trains connect to?

  • Q. How many luggage can I carry on-board Lyria?

  • Q. Do I need to book my Lyria ticket?

  • Q. How far in advance can I book a Lyria ticket?

  • Q. Should Eurostar, Thalys and other High Speed Train tickets be purchased prior to your departure date?

  • Q. How many classes of travel does Lyria offer?

  • Q. When do I need to check-in before boarding a Lyria train?

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Overall rating (384)

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Excellent 40% Very good 37% Average 16% Poor 3% Terrible 3%

  • "Paris to Zuerich"    
    It was a very good experience. The train left on time, it was comfortable and affordable.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "nice trip"    
    thank you    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Value for money "    
    The journey was perfect. The road journey is never advised.  
    SUPERB , EXCELLENT, COMFORTABLE JOURNEY    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Delayed train"    
    The train was 25 mintes delayed and so they announced thats the train would stop in Geneve and not proceed to the endstop Lausanne. We had about ten minutes to reach the next train, trough customs with four suitcases and our two children. I don't think this was an acceptable decision and it would never have happened in Norway. The message on the train was also poor in English, but other passengers explained it to us.    Value for money  Convenience
    It was an amazing experience to travel b/w Paris    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Paris"    
    Had a great trip on Lyria. Left on time and reached on time. It was clean and comfortable train ride.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "A comfortable ride"    
    Cabin was clean, and seats were comfortable. Trains departed and arrive at stations on time. Very good and enjoyable!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "slow train"    
    it was a terrible trip. The train stopped nearly a hour because an electric problem. and we change the train , it was crowdy and we travelled standing part of the way.    Convenience
  • "nice trip "    
    It is convenient and comfortale trip to take about 3 hours from Paris to Geneve.    Convenience
  • "My train journey to Zurich"    
    Very impressed! Comfortable seating, good views, nice meal and the family waiting on the station at Zurich when I arrived. What more could I want?    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Trip from Zurich to Paris"    
    Excellent trip, very comfortable, enjoyable. Perfect on timeline and on the information provided.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "excellent ride "    
    It was our first time experiencing bullet train rides from Amsterdam to Paris and then to Zurich.. Both rides were excellent . One spoiler was that no water came out of the faucet in toilet in our 2nd ride , everything else was great.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent"    
    The ride was smooth and comfortable. Timing was exact. The excellent meal was an unexpected surprise. Bravo!  
  • "nice rail experience"    
    It was my first time in euro rail and i was delighted with the journey. The special thing to notice is about the cleanness and punctuality of the train.  
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